The shadow of urbanization : the periurban interface of five Indian cities in transition

dc.contributor.author Narain, Vishal
dc.contributor.author Banerjee, Poulomi
dc.contributor.author Anand, Pooja
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-29T20:05:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-29T20:05:14Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01
dc.description For more about the East-West Center, see <a href="http://www.eastwestcenter.org/">http://www.eastwestcenter.org/</a> en_US
dc.description.abstract Periurban areas refer to areas at the periphery of cities. They provide the land and water resources needed for urban expansion, while receiving urban wastes. This paper describes the process of periurban expansion around five major Indian cities, namely, Patna, Guwahati, Chandigarh, Chennai and Ahmedabad. These cities have expanded under the current regime of neo-liberal policies, infrastructure development and real estate growth. As spaces in transition, periurban areas around these cities have absorbed much of the migrant population. However, the cities have grown beyond the carrying capacity; this has caused the ecological foot-print of the cities to spill over into the peripheries. While conventional approaches to urban planning and rural development create a dichotomy between rural and urban areas, the concept of periurban raises questions both about the sustainability and equity dimensions of urban expansion, also raising issues of the politics of urbanization. en_US
dc.format.extent 32 p. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/42503
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu, HI : East-West Center en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries East-West Center working papers. Environmental change, vulnerability, and governance series;no. 68
dc.subject.lcsh Urbanization - India en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban policy - India en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cities and towns - India - Growth en_US
dc.title The shadow of urbanization : the periurban interface of five Indian cities in transition en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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